This time of year brings a variety of family events involving agriculture including pumpkin patches and corn mazes.
This time of year brings a variety of family events involving agriculture including pumpkin patches and corn mazes. To help people explore agritourism in the state, the Colorado Department of Agriculture lists a variety of seasonal activities online at www.coloradoagritourism.com.
“Although our summertime favorites like peaches and sweet corn may be gone, Colorado agriculture still has plenty to offer through the fall,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “It is a wonderful time of year to get out and experience the sites, smells, sounds and tastes of the state’s bounty.”
Online resources include a list featuring corn mazes across the state as well as harvest festivals and pumpkin patches. The site also lists farmers’ markets, bird watching trails, wineries, breweries, agricultural festivals, ranch vacations and more.
Pumpkin Picking Tips: When selecting your pumpkin, choose a gourd that is heavy for its size, clean, well-shaped with no cracks in the rind and avoid those with soft spots or decay. More than just a beautiful decoration, pumpkins are nutritious. They are fat free, sodium free, a good source of Vitamin C and an excellent source of Vitamin A.
For more information, visit www.coloradoagritourism.com or call (303) 869-9175.